If you're interested in DIY, use the links at the top of this page for additional information. Building a DIY
cintiq in the way described here protects your tablet warranty. You generally don't need to dismantle/cut
or damage your expensive wacom/other tablet. There are also options for the more adventurous DIYers
who wish to disassemble their tablet.
Why build your own Cintiq like device? Simple, Cintiqs are cool but expensive. DIY is more affordable
and easy to do. Watch the short video above to see just how easy it is.
Enclosures are often the most difficult part of the process, so this site supplies designs for them. You
can have the design laser cut by Ponoko.com or an alternate laser cutting service. Details for which
designs to use for what tablet and the additional components you'll need to source are on the products
The videos ( here ) on this site show how a DIY Cintiq project can be completed with relative ease by
anyone. Also rather than taking weeks or months the construction takes hours. The result is a solid
acrylic (or whatever material you choose) DIY tablet that does everything a Cintiq does. No complex
electronics knowledge is required. No workshop, no power tools. If you already have a tablet, it should
cost less than $250 to build a solid DIY Cintiq.
Here is how it works:
A Cintiq is simply an LCD panel on top of a Wacom tablet. So to make one yourself, just place an LCD
panel on top of a Wacom tablet. The pen is detected by the Wacom tablet, not the screen.
You need a
1) Wacom tablet - Intuos4 XL, Intuos4 Large, Intuos4 Medium, Intuos3 A4 (9x12)
2) An Enclosure for self assembly that is laser cut from acrylic or whatever material you choose (ponoko
has a range of different materials and colours to choose from).
3) An LCD or LED panel depending on the kit.
4) A Controller which drives the panel. This allows the panel to be connected to your computers display
output by VGA or DVI depending on the particular controller.
“Got the enclosure assembled, easy as cake.”
“Just got the kit up and running and so far I'm very pleased with the product.”
“DONE! It is built and it is GLORIOUS!..”
EZ CINTIQ. How to build a DIY Cintiq, it's easier than a DIY PC!
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TabletMod XL Complete Build for $450 including shipping to EU and North
The design file for the TabletMod XL Enclosure (to be downloaded) and a fully
assembled TabletMod XL (for shipping) is included in this sale. This kit was
used for R&D.
A stand is not included as the completed build was Ergotron MX mounted
(Ergotron mount not included). It is also Ergotron LX Mountable. The design
for the stand is included in the download and can be cut on its own by ponoko.
Shipping (inluded in the price) is available to the EU and North America
The components and assembly process are described below for information
only - The TabletMod XL will be shipped good to go.
1)An LED panel taken from an AOC e2243Fs (1920x1080 res). The controller
for the LED panel is taken from that monitor and does not need to be sourced
2)Dis-assembled Intuos4 XL.
Slot pan head screws & nuts stainless steel A2.
4 x M4 x 25mm
6 x M3 x 8mm
34 x M3 x 12mm
(The above fasteners can be obtained from
4 X PC case screws - from any computer component store.
Please see the Kit Assembly video here:
Please see the Intuos 4 disassembly guide here:
For general information about DIY Cintiqs, visit www.TabletMod.com
Some uneven lighting on the far right side of the screen, this may be discolour
along the right edge after prolonged use. This area can also become quite
The touch wheel was damaged during assembly and so does not work (but
could potentially be fixed). The rest of the tablet features work fine.
There is some minor jitter - look here
This is a complete TabletMod Medium Build - a DIY
Cintiq based on the Intuos 4 Medium. It consists of an
Intuos 4 Medium Tablet ( **PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS
NO PEN/HOLDER**) , an Enclosure, a 1024x600
resolution 10in LED panel (HSD100IFW1)+power
supply, a controller with VGA connection, all
pre-assembled. This was used for R&D and has some
cosmetic scratches on the Enclosure body. It is fully
functional with no jitter. You will need to obtain an A4
sized sheet of 5mm foam board elsewhere - to measure
and cut the screen positioners.
As noted earlier this is an R&D build being sold
therefore it is not returnable.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS NO PEN/HOLDER.
$366 including world wide shipping.